Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Best Solution for those Beautiful Leftover Scraps of Yarn

Do you have them? I have them. Boy do I have them!  Scraps.  Itty Bitty small scraps of gorgeous pieces of yarn that I seem to be constitutionally unable to throw away.  That beautiful leftover bit of green with the strand of pure silver running through it - that's not going in my garbage!  But what do with with said bits?

I've tried scrap blankets because when they work they are really amazing!  Unfortunately I don't have the stick-to-itiveness to ever finish one and they languish in my UFO bin until I throw them out which is what I didn't want to do with my scraps in the first place.  Plus, what about those really, really, really small bits - like a yard - that you can't throw away.

Enter the wrap bracelet fad of summer 2012!  Here are just a few examples of the fun I've been having with my scraps of yarn.







From iCord to wrapping to crocheted chains; beaded, buttoned, bangled and braided, these are so fun!  Thanks to Pinterest for sharing ideas.  More details on my Ravelry page at http://ravel.me/knitstress/syb.  And still more ideas on my Pinterest DIY Jewelry page at http://pinterest.com/CleaStagnitti/diy-jewelry/.  I'd love to see what you're making!


Monday, August 27, 2012

And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Knitting

My husband laughed when I said that one of the things I NEEDED to do on Sunday was take pictures of my knitting.  But I wasn't laughing when I realized how long it's been since I updated my Ravelry page!  And so, I proudly present the projects from Spring/Summer 2012.

Vintage Button and Ribbon modded to not have buttons.

Aleita Shell

The Music Never Stopped - socks for Dad

Althea (Pretty Twisted by Cat Wong)

Cosmic Charlie's Scarf


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hello Long Lost Blog

I've been busy.  New job.  Busy family.  It's all good but it hasn't left much time for writing or knitting.  However, a few choice things have gotten done.

Music on the dock.

Prizes at the Midway.


Splatter painting with cups on clotheslines at craft camp.

Wrapped sticks at Nature Craft camp were a huge hit. the 4-6 year olds wanted to keep doing this every day.

Coasters from rounds of wood decorated by Nature Craft campers.
Happy Rocks or . . . 

Happiness Rocks.




Eye Candy - Long Lake in the Adirondack mountains of New York.